The Land of the Silver Apples

The Land of the Silver Apples

Book - 2007 | First edition
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After escaping from the Sea of Trolls, the apprentice bard Jack plunges into a new series of adventures, traveling underground to Elfland and uncovering the truth about his little sister Lucy.The children from the sea of trolls brave their worst nightmares -- underground. Jack is amazed to have caused an earthquake. He is thirteen, after all, and only a bard-in-training. But his sister, Lucy, has been stolen by the lady of the lake; stolen a second time in her young life, as he learns to his Terror. Caught between belief in the old gods and Christianity (790 ad, Britain), Jack calls upon his ash wood staff to subdue a passel of unruly Monks, and, for his daring, ends up in a knucker hole. It is unforgettable -- for the boy and for readers -- as are the magical reappearance of the Berserker Thorgil from a burial by moss; new characters Pega, a slave girl from Jack's village, and the eager-to-marry-her bugaboo (a hobgoblin king); Kelpies; Yarthkins; and elves (not the enchanted sprites one would expect but the fallen angels of legend). Rarely does a sequel enlarge so brilliantly the world of the first story.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2007
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781416907350
Branch Call Number: J FIC
Characteristics: 496 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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THEGABEr Aug 01, 2012

The second in the trilogy this book was very good and i liked the ending. a good read for everyone.

Dec 28, 2011

I have read all of Nancy Farmer’s books. They are all great reading for young teens. This is book 2 in a trilogy that began with 'The Sea of the Trolls.' Doctor-at-Bass! T. A.

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